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Psychological aspects of premenstrual syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17175199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of psychological and physical symptoms which regularly occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and resolve by the end of menstruation. The severe and predominantly psychological form of PMS is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The exact aetiology of PMS is not known. PMS results from ovulation and appears to be caused by the progesterone produced following ovulation in women who have enhanced sensitivity to this progesterone. The increased sensitivity may be due to neurotransmitter (mainly serotonin) dysfunction. The key diagnostic feature is that the symptoms must be absent in the time between the end of menstruation and ovulation. Prospective symptom rating charts are used for this purpose. Treatment is achieved by suppression of ovulation or reducing progesterone sensitivity with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. In this chapter, the authors describe the aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis and evidence-based management of premenstrual syndrome.
Radha Indusekhar; Sa'adatu Bose Usman; Shaughn O'Brien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1521-6934     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-02     Completed Date:  2007-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121582     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Academic Unit, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG, UK.
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Premenstrual Syndrome / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  psychology*

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